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Credit by Examination

The Maricopa Community Colleges recognize that learning takes place in a variety of situations and circumstances. Many students have significant demonstrable learning from experience outside the traditional academic environment. Therefore, prior learning, not life experience, is the basis for the award for the college credit. Credit can be obtained through national standardized tests or departmental credit by examination or evaluation.

Rio Salado offers the following tests for prior learning:

Testing Locations:

Rio Salado @ Tempe
2323 W. 14th St., Tempe, AZ 85281
Monday–Thursday: 8:00am to 9:00pm (last exam administered at 6:00pm)
Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm (last exam administered at 2:00pm)

Communiversity @ Surprise 
15950 N. Civic Center Drive, Surprise, AZ 85374 
Monday–Thursday: 8:00am to 9:00pm (last exam administered at 6:00pm)
Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm (last exam administered at 2:00pm)

Rio Salado College @ Luke
56th Mission Support Center, Room 3138
7383 North Litchfield Road, Glendale, AZ 85309
(two blocks north of Glendale Avenue on Luke Air Force Base)
Monday-Friday: 8:00am to 4:00pm (last exam administered at 2:00pm)

Is Prior Learning Assessment for You?
For further information call (480) 517-8580 or email